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REAL STORIES FROM THE FIELD

The Real Stories project is a multimedia collection of workforce development stories from students, faculty, and child welfare professionals at all levels. Each project provides unique, first-person insight into the impact that NCWWI initiatives and partnerships are having on workforce and child welfare practice across the country. 

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Leadership Academy for Supervisors
CHANGING SUPERVISION LENSES: ZOOMING IN AND OUT

Video100.fwEffective supervisors must zoom in and out to get the full picture of any situation. Twan Stokes from Indiana Department of Child Services wanted to do something about the big issue of retention and she did it by zooming in and developing a mentor appreciation day. Learn more about her leadership journey and how it started when she participated in the Leadership Academy for Supervisors.

 

 

Leadership Academy for Supervisors
A STATES APPROACH TO CHANGE

Podcast100.fwThis podcast, developed in collaboration with the Child Welfare Information Gateway, shares an example of how one state changed its approach to staff development, as well as provides insight on the “must-haves” and lessons learned in moving away from isolated interventions and toward a targeted and cohesive strategy. We tell the story of how the Connecticut Department of Children and Families used the following approaches to improve its workforce:

  • Used outcomes data to identify the specific staff attributes and technical barriers to address
  • Engaged and received buy-in from partner agencies and organizations
  • Applied implementation science and assistance from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute to improve manager and supervisor leadership